Book Reviews of Persuasions of the Witch's Craft : Ritual Magic in Contemporary England

Persuasions of the Witch's Craft : Ritual Magic in Contemporary England
Persuasions of the Witch's Craft Ritual Magic in Contemporary England
Author: T. M. Luhrmann
ISBN-13: 9780674663244
ISBN-10: 0674663241
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 396
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Reading this made it clear that while the author definitely did some research and came to understand some aspects of magic, there was a lot she was woefully ignorant of. Perhaps what was most telling was the attitude she had toward the subject and toward the people she observed, a subtle attitude that demonstrated a lack of respect. For her magic, seemed liked an opportunity to find a subject study it, write about it, and then promptly leave without continuing further work or further engaging the subject and testing her analysis. She apparently only did this study for a year.
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Poor research methodology, including mis-representing herself and failure to acquire adequate background information on the subject. This is a highly approved text, often used in college level anthropology courses.